Patents Represented by Attorney Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP
  • Patent number: 8343773
    Abstract: The invention provides a microcapsule array comprising a plurality of microcapsules immobilized on a surface, optionally in microwells in said surface. Each of the microcapsules comprises an outer layer or shell defining a microcapsule interior, said outer layer having a permeability towards a nanoscale species which is dependent on an environmental condition to which said array is exposed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Agency for Science, Technology and Research
    Inventors: Maxim V. Kiryukhin, Maria N. Antipina, Karen Chong, Hong Yee Low, Gleb B. Sukhorukov
  • Patent number: 8347060
    Abstract: This storage system has an allocation unit for allocating a storage extent in prescribed units to the dynamic logical volume upon storing the data sent from the host computer in the dynamic logical volume; a management unit for managing the storage extent recognized as being currently used by the file system among the storage extents allocated to the dynamic logical volume by the allocation unit; and a release unit for releasing the storage extent that is not being managed by the management unit from the dynamic logical volume.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 10, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Hitachi, Ltd.
    Inventors: Norio Shimozono, Kazuyoshi Serizawa, Yoshiaki Eguchi
  • Patent number: 8342791
    Abstract: The invention relates to a depalletizing device comprising a carriage as well as a friction roller attached to the carriage, which friction roller is rotatable about a horizontal rotation axis and is coupled to a rotational drive in order to rotate. The carriage can be moved to and fro in a direction at right angles to the rotation axis of the friction roller in order to push the friction roller against a side of an object on the pallet in such a manner that the friction roller exerts an upward friction force on the object as a result of which the object is raised on that side, and in order for the friction roller to pass underneath said object after the latter has been raised. The depalletizing device comprises drive means with variable driving power in order to drive the carriage. The drive means comprise detection means.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 25, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: CSi Industries B.V.
    Inventor: Mark Van De Klundert
  • Patent number: 8346784
    Abstract: A system can be provided for dynamically serving a content file. A content object request function can receive a request for a webpage defined by the content file, the content file including a plurality of embedded or referenced content objects, at least one of the plurality of content objects including a Javascript. A content-file modifier can modify the content file to include instructions to generate reports comprising information relating to invocation of stubs. A report receiver can receive reports from the end user system, and an object usage analyzer quantifes usage of each of the stubs. An object prioritizor can prioritize the plurality of content objects based on the analysis, the prioritization including an identification of at least one high-priority content object. An object injector can modify the content file such that the high-priority content object automatically loads upon rendering of the content file.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 29, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Limelight Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Dima Potekhin, Ofir Ehrlich, Leonid Fainberg, Tomer Altman, Gil Shai, Ofer Gadish
  • Patent number: 8346662
    Abstract: A consumer installs a desktop application on a computer which renders a user interface on the computer's desktop. Upon installation, the desktop application is registered to receive offers and alerts. Each alert includes data for a transaction on an account conducted with a merchant where the account was issued by an issuer to an account holder to conduct transactions on the account with merchants. A received alert is rendered on the desktop. If the consumer, upon review of the rendered alert, deems the corresponding transaction to be fraudulent, the consumer can operate the user interface to activate a live chat with a web service, and use the live chat to send information sufficient to initiate a bona fide dispute of the transaction. The offers are rendered on the user interface as advertisement and are selectable to initiate a transaction on the account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Ayse Korgav, Raymond P. P. Chan, Jie Feng, Michele Ann Colgan
  • Patent number: 8344656
    Abstract: A control circuit for a switched mode power supply includes a transconductance amplifier circuit for receiving a voltage signal related to a current from an input of the power supply and producing a first signal, an analog signal processor coupled to the amplifier circuit for receiving the first signal and a second signal from the input of the power supply and a third signal from an output of the power supply. The analog signal processor is configured to produce a fourth signal as a function of the first, the second, and the third signals. An adder circuit is coupled to the fourth signal and a dimmer control signal, and the adder circuit is configured to output a fifth signal. A comparator circuit is coupled to the adder circuit for providing a control signal to a power transistor that controls current flow in the power supply based on comparison of the fifth signal and a reference signal.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 2, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: BCD Semiconductor Manufacturing Limited
    Inventors: Hongyue Du, Xinfeng Liu, Wei Zhang, Jiusheng Zhang, Hongbo Zhang
  • Patent number: 8342861
    Abstract: A compact power adapter is disclosed. In one embodiment, a compact power adapter is facilitated by improved approaches to construct and assemble the power adapter. According to one aspect, connectors can serve to electrically couple blades (or prongs) of a power adapter plug to a printed circuit board assembly internal to a housing for the power adapter. The connectors serve to couple AC power to the printed circuit board assembly where the AC power can be converted to DC power. The connectors also facilitate assembly of the power adapter in that reliable interconnections can be provided without wires, soldering or other custom assembly operations. In one embodiment, a base for a power adapter plug of a power adapter can include a metal base connected to a blade (or prong) of the power adapter plug. The metal base can provide mechanical support to the blade as well as electrical connectivity to an internal terminal for the power adapter plug.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 31, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Apple Inc.
    Inventors: Kurt Stiehl, Cameron Frazier, Jonathan Aase, Mathias Schmidt
  • Patent number: 8341763
    Abstract: The invention relates to a reinforcing element for an article of clothing, in particular for a goalkeeper glove, that allows a bending in a first direction, but resists bending in a second direction. The reinforcing element includes at least one bending area that has a curvature with a shape that allows bending of the reinforcing element in the first direction and blocks a bending of the reinforcing element in the second direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 24, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: adidas International Marketing B.V.
    Inventors: Harald Geyer, Volker Peter Steidle, Erwin Friedrich Saur, Detlef Mueller, Dirk Meythaler
  • Patent number: 8343442
    Abstract: A variety of elastomeric-based microfluidic devices and methods for using and manufacturing such devices are provided. Certain of the devices have arrays of reaction sites to facilitate high throughput analyses. Some devices also include reaction sites located at the end of blind channels at which reagents have been previously deposited during manufacture. The reagents become suspended once sample is introduced into the reaction site. The devices can be utilized with a variety of heating devices and thus can be used in a variety of analyses requiring temperature control, including thermocycling applications such as nucleic acid amplification reactions, genotyping and gene expression analyses.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 18, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Fluidigm Corporation
    Inventors: Lincoln McBride, Michael Lucero, Marc Unger, Hany Ramez Nassef, Geoffrey Facer
  • Patent number: 8346673
    Abstract: A method for provisioning audiovisual works to a client includes maintaining categorization information specifying, for each of multiple audiovisual works, one or more of multiple categories. One or more of the categories are associated with each of multiple delivery slots in response to input from a client. For each of the delivery slots, a first audiovisual work from one of the categories associated with the respective delivery slot is provisioned for delivery to a location associated with the client.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 10, 2004
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Blockbuster L.L.C.
    Inventors: Dominic C. Wynn, Philip M. Williams, Malachi G. Simons, Nicholas F. Wilkins, Alistair Macrow, Nigel A. Dufty, Alvin Eng, Michael J. Doherty, David M. Groves
  • Patent number: 8343928
    Abstract: Auristatin peptide analogs of MeVal-Val-Dil-Dap-Phe (MMAF) are provided having C-terminal phenylalanine residue side chain replacements or modifications which are provided alone or attached to ligands through various linkers. The related conjugates can target specific cell types to provide therapeutic benefit.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 7, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Seattle Genetics, Inc.
    Inventors: Svetlana O. Doronina, Toni Beth Kline
  • Patent number: 8342367
    Abstract: An apparatus for mixing and distributing sauce is disclosed. The apparatus may include a mixing-pump device coupled a linear arm for distributing sauce over a rotating turntable. The turntable may include an improved gripping device for coupling to a pan. The apparatus may also include a self-expelling concentrated sauce vat which couples to the mixing-pump device. The apparatus may also include a self-expelling concentrated sauce cassette which couples to the mixing-pump device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 16, 2008
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Automatic Bar Controls, Inc.
    Inventors: James M. Tuyls, Donald A. Klotz
  • Patent number: 8344625
    Abstract: A plasma lamp apparatus that includes an improved bulb support assembly to increase the lumens per watt output of the apparatus. The bulb support assembly includes a support structure that forms a cavity for receiving the bulb. The bulb is supported within the cavity though a protrusion that extends out from the support structure in a curved manner. By created a curved protrusion, the electric field within the resonating structure of the lamp apparatus is lowered. Lowering the electric field leads to lower resonating frequencies of the resonating structure. In lowering the resonating frequency, the resonating structure is driven to resonate at lower power levels, thereby increasing the lumens per watt output of the lamp apparatus.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Topanga Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Frederick M. Espiau, Mehran Matloubian
  • Patent number: 8344120
    Abstract: Disclosed are RAGE fusion proteins comprising RAGE polypeptide sequences linked to a second, non-RAGE polypeptide. The RAGE fusion protein may utilize a RAGE polypeptide domain comprising a RAGE ligand binding site and an interdomain linker directly linked to the N-terminus of an immunoglobulin CH2 domain. Also disclosed are RAGE fusion protein formulations and the use of the RAGE fusion proteins and RAGE fusion protein formulations as therapeutics for RAGE-mediated pathologies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 13, 2011
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: TransTech Pharma, Inc.
    Inventors: Adnan M. M. Mjalli, Robert Rothlein, Ye Edward Tian, Jeffrey C. Webster
  • Patent number: 8342307
    Abstract: A synchronizing ring includes a conical ring body with an inner friction surface and an outer installation surface, which bound the ring body and extend conically. The ring body is bounded in the axial direction at a largest cone diameter by a gear wheel surface with a gear wheel extending substantially perpendicular to the synchronizing ring axis and is bounded at a smallest cone diameter by a surface. A recess is provided at the surface of the synchronizing ring for fixing the inner ring with a security against rotation of the inner ring. A raised or displaced portion is provided at the surface of the synchronizing ring and an undercut is provided at the inner ring, so that the displaced portion can engage in the undercut in such a way that an overall height of the synchronizing ring set is not enlarged by the displaced portion.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2007
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Sulzer EUROFLAMM Germany GmbH
    Inventors: Ulf Christoffer, Marcus Spreckels
  • Patent number: 8346885
    Abstract: A method and system for acceleration of access to a web page using next page optimization, caching and pre-fetching techniques. The method comprises receiving a web page responsive to a request by a user; analyzing the received web page for possible acceleration improvements of the web page access; generating a modified web page of the received web page using at least one of a plurality of pre-fetching techniques; providing the modified web page to the user, wherein the user experiences an accelerated access to the modified web page resulting from execution of the at least one of a plurality of pre-fetching techniques; and storing the modified web page for use responsive to future user requests.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 14, 2012
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Limelight Networks, Inc.
    Inventors: Leonid Fainberg, Ofir Ehrlich, Gil Shai, Ofer Gadish, Amitay Dobo, Ori Berger
  • Patent number: 8346634
    Abstract: A system for managing electronic receipts is provided. According to one aspect, the system includes a portable device, a base device, a user device and an electronic receipts administration system. The electronic receipts administration system provides the base device with the appropriate data to allow the base device to generate, store and manage electronic receipts accordingly. A user uses the portable device to conduct a transaction with the base device. The base device uses a variety of information to generate an electronic receipt for the transaction. Such information includes, for example, information stored on the portable device, information stored locally on the base device and information stored on another device such as an electronic cash register. The electronic receipt is then stored on the portable device. The user device allows the user to subsequently retrieve the electronic receipt for management purposes.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 20, 2010
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Visa U.S.A. Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Shiftan, Patrick Gauthier, Julie Lins
  • Patent number: 8341952
    Abstract: An exhaust gas system includes an exhaust manifold, in particular a single-wall exhaust manifold, which includes a plurality of inlet pipes for connection to exhaust gas outlets of an internal combustion engine and a collector device for the combining of the inlet pipes. The collector device has an outlet opening which is connected to downstream elements of the exhaust gas system, wherein the collector device is resistant to bending and the inlet pipes are comparatively flexible with respect to the collector device. The collector device includes an inlet pipe stub which is likewise resistant to bending and which is made for the direct connection to an exhaust gas outlet of an internal combustion engine.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 4, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: Friedrich Boysen GmbH & Co. KG
    Inventors: Rainer Diez, Frank Buehler, Markus Mackert, Nils Rippert
  • Patent number: 8345931
    Abstract: A money transfer authorization method that includes the step of providing transferor biometric information to a party verification processor that verifies an identity of the transferor by comparing the transferor biometric information with previously registered biometric information from the transferor, where the transferor provides transfer identity information to receive the money. The method also includes confirming that the verified transferor has sufficient funds or credit for the money transfer, and providing transferee biometric identification to the party verification processor that verifies the transferee by comparing the transferee biometric information with previously registered biometric information from the transferee. The transferee has to provide transfer identity information before the money is given to the transferee.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 21, 2006
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: The Western Union Company
    Inventors: Michael Jeronimus, Ken Algiene, Scott R. Paintin
  • Patent number: 8344480
    Abstract: A trench structure of an insulated gate bipolar transistor (IGBT) is formed as a trench net in a P region and extends into an N? layer. The trench net separates the P region into P wells and floating P layers. The P wells contact an emitter electrode while the floating P layers are not in direct contact with the emitter electrode. A gate formed of conductive material and having a surrounding insulation oxide layer is formed in the trench net. An N+ layer may be formed above each floating P layer under the gate. The floating P layers are isolated from the gate and are also not connected to the emitter electrode.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2009
    Date of Patent: January 1, 2013
    Assignee: IXYS Corporation
    Inventors: Kyoung-Wook Seok, Vladimir Tsukanov